Norberto NEVES, craftsman upholsterer in Paris undergoes many years of recurring leaks in its toilets: seal mechanism of flushing water completely scaled, push button 3/6 litres which blocks or zipper which detaches, etc... Every 6 months it must replace the mechanism.
Infuriated by these permanent leaks, he reflected during his days of rest on Sunday on a new tank toilet without flushing mechanism. For 2 years, Norberto NEVES, who has no concept of plumbing, built the prototypes in wood, iron, plastic bonded and this, without any plan !
He finally finds the solution, filed patents, decides to opt for a manufacture in the Portugal. The choice of material is ABS for reasons of resistance of lightness and aesthetics.
It creates the EcoNeves company and an Internet site and sells more than 4,000 tanks to individuals and professionals. Its customers are this tank which prevents recurring leaks caused by the mechanisms of traditional flush, which reduces water consumption by over 50 invoices per cent and thanks to the setting of the flow of water of 2, 3, 4,5 litres and the lack of drain gasket (main source of leaks).
Norberto NEVES creates its company EcoNeves, this tank at the Lépine contest in 2011, further enhances it. In 2012 he obtained successively the gold medals of the LÉPINE contest of money to Geneva 2013, of gold in Brussels 2013 and then gold the following year gold medal in 2014, in Strasbourg, winner in the Salon des maires 2014
What is the originality of this patent and this innovation?
The WATERflush cistern is in total rupture with the WC mechanisms to push or pull on the market.
The meeting between the inventor Norberto NEVES and Henri HAGUENAUER, a CEO in sanitary ceramics will strengthen the development of the company. This combination of skills will bring new professional customers: social landlords, specialized wholesalers, Governments.
2015. faced with the commercial development of the company EcoNeves with the increase of export and requirements for improved responsiveness of the company, the management team installs all its manufacturing in Normandy. Mathias SIBILLOTTE, Supply Chain Manager in specialized distribution and e-commerce joins the team and participates in the development of society.
WATERflush tanks are manufactured in France in an old Moulinex factory in the region of Falaise in Normandy.